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Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore

Here's an all-time favorite Italian dish made easy in the slow cooker! Dried herbs and fresh garlic give it an aromatic flavor. Green peppers, sliced mushrooms and diced tomatoes do a fine job of rounding out the juicy chicken entree. —Denise Hollebeke, Penhold, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides.
  • Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with onions, green pepper and mushrooms. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, salt, oregano and basil; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken juices run clear and vegetables are tender. Serve with cheese.

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  • Susie77
    Feb 7, 2016

    Nice recipe. I used chicken breasts instead of bone-in chicken, and our own home-grown tomatoes instead of the canned. A bit more salt and herbs too.

  • greatwithoutgluten
    Jul 31, 2015

    This was tasty. I used fresh tomatoes and mushrooms instead. I also added crushed red pepper to give the chicken a kick. I will make this again. It was so easy and great for a weekday meal!

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    Feb 6, 2013

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  • captgeo5
    Dec 11, 2012

    very good and easy

  • Dutch811
    Oct 31, 2012

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  • Aindia
    Oct 23, 2012

    I made this yesterday for dinner. It was really simple, and I did make some alterations. I used chicken breasts instead of bone in chicken and I didn't have diced tomatoes, so I cut up canned whole tomatoes. I did double the spices as per other review suggestions, but used garlic powder instead of garlic cloves. Boiled some linguine and took the chicken out and stirred the noodles into the sauce. It was tasty, but it's definitely lacking something. Not entirely sure what tho. I will make it again to play with it some. Wish I had tomato sauce or paste to add to it, will try that next time and probably increase the spices, or actually get fresh garlic heh.

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    Oct 19, 2012

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